Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This is a child who knows what she wants and she has asked for a cardigan with a zipper (oh no, the dreaded zipper!). Anyway, I've started the body in the round with plans of steeking so I added 5 stitches which I have set off with markers and the 3 middle stitches I purl. This way I should be really clear where I need to cut. Do you think it will work?
If you don't know about the contest going on here at Knitting by the Sea, you can check out this post. Please enter if you'd like!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Eggs! And guess where they came from? They traveled across the country from Utah! My friend Connie has a farm with horses, goats and, of course, chickens and she knew that we needed fresh eggs for Easter. Isn't she great!
I got to thinking that this was indeed an unusual package and wondered what other things have been sent through the mail. So, in honor of this package we are having a contest over here at Knitting by the Sea. What is the strangest thing you have ever received or sent in the mail? Let me know in a comment and sometime around the end of June, we will choose a winner. My daughter will be a judge since she got such a kick out of the eggs. I'm not sure exactly what the prize will be, but it will be fiber related - maybe sock yarn, maybe fiber (if the winner spins). So, have fun.
By the way, we only lost like 4 eggs on the journey. Most of them made it just fine and tasted excellent! Thanks again, Connie, for a great package!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Can you see around this one's flipper?Was there some sort of make it take it craft at the last penguin party? I hadn't realized that the penguins were into beaded jewelry. Look, there's another one in different colors.
The zoo staff has put these identification bracelets on the penguins to help us identify each individual penguin. Pretty cool! They have a poster which shows each bracelet design and the name of the penguin it belongs to. I was sure I had taken a picture of that but I guess not (bad blogger!).
Beading - it's not just for the bling!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
I'm knitting my first MimKnits pattern - Seraphim in Brooklyn Handspun.